UAE extends distance learning for all schools until Tuesday
12 Feb 2024
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Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
The Emirates Education Foundation announced the continuation of distance learning in all government schools on Tuesday, February 13, taking into account the weather condition the country is going through, and to preserve the safety of students and faculty.
The Sharjah local emergency, crisis and disaster management team in coordination with the Sharjah Private Education Authority decided to extend distance learning in all private schools in the Emirate of Sharjah until Tuesday, February 13.
The team confirmed that the decision comes to preserve the safety of students and faculty, given the weather condition that the country is experiencing.
According to the National Centre of Meteorology (NCM), the unstable weather conditions will end on Tuesday afternoon, as clouds will continue to form in the morning in the eastern and northern areas of the country.
The highest amount of rain of 163 mm fell near the United Arab Emirates University Al Ain City, which also witnessed the highest amount of hail in the country.
The lowest temperature of 7.6 degrees Celsius was recorded in Jebel Jais in Ras Al Khaimah, while the second lowest temperature of 9.3 degrees Celsius was recorded in Jebel Al Mebrah.
The large hailstones and strong winds caused some damage to vehicles.
Residents of Al Ain city expressed their joy at the atmosphere they woke up to as they tried to spot the hailstones.